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Steven P. Kutalek

Steven P. Kutalek, MD

Professor Emeritus of Medicine

Department: Medicine

Specialties: Cardiology


  • MD - New York University School of Medicine

Awards & Honors

  • Named "Top Doctor" by Philadelphia magazine (2016-2018)
  • Best Doctors in America several years in a row, most recently 2009-10, 2011-12

Memberships / Professional Affiliations

  • The American Heart Association
  • The Heart Rhythm Society
  • Fellow of the American College of Cardiology

Steven Kutalek, MD, is director of cardiac electrophysiology and associate chief of the Division of Cardiology. He is a national expert in lead extraction, which is the removal of one or more leads or wires that deliver energy from a pacemaker or implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD). Dr. Kutalek places in the top tier in the U.S. for the number of lead extractions successfully performed. He serves as a consultant for device companies for future lead technology.

His specialties include pacemakers and new defibrillators, the metabolic aspects of rate-responsive cardiac pacing, and antiarrhythmic medications.

Clinical Services

Arrhythmias, Heart murmurs and other sounds, Heart pacemaker, Heart palpitations, Heartbeat, Pacemaker, Medication management, Defibrillators, Lead extraction, Atrial fibrillation


  • Medical College of Pennsylvania


  • Hahnemann University Hospital


  • Hahnemann University Hospital

Steven Kutalek, MD, is a professor emeritus in the Departments of Medicine (Division of Cardiology) and Pharmacology & Physiology. He is director of clinical cardiac electrophysiology for Drexel University College of Medicine and previously ran a successful Electrophysiology Fellowship program that included six fellows in training.

In the Media

* This physician's clinical practice is independent of Drexel University.